Brooklyn Center at CHOF observations

Tonight was my 2nd chance to see CHOF and 1st chance of the season to see the surprise story that is Brooklyn Center. Its 12-9 CHOF in the first 5 minutes and they extend it to 33-17 with 2:30 left in the half. BC closes the half on a 12-3 run capped by a halfcourt 3 by Tyrese Chambers and its 36-29 CHOF at the half.

BC closes to 42-37 early in the 2nd half but its 66-48 CHOF with 8 minutes left. BC then goes on a 18-0 run thanks to turnovers and cold shooting. DeAngelo Potter gets 8 straight points near the end of the run and we're tied at 66 with 3:45 left. CHOF fights back to lead 73-68 with 2 minutes left. BC has ball down 73-70 twice but can't score and CHOF hits 7 of 8 free throws after BC tied it and they hang on for a 77-72 win.

Overall CHOF missed at least 10 FTs and 2 front ends of 1 and 1. Nate Fiscus was a force inside to finish with around 20 pts. Cole Piepkorn has a nice floor game for the Lions as well. Potter has a nice game for the Centaurs with around 17 pts. He's a good sophomore. Freddie Young wiht only 8 points and shows that he's a freshman but he'll be a nice player too. BC has athletes and is aggressive defensively with their 2-2-1 and reaching. Now that I'm seen them, I can see how they would have beaten DLS when Royce White was out. BC gets another test from the East subsection of 4A when they play St. Agnes tonight.

CHOF goes a respectable 2-3 in this tough stretch of their schedule (Losses to MTS, @St. Bernard, @Braham, wins over Park Christian and the win tonight over BC). The remaining game with Bethlehem at home is tough and they have a road test at Heritage, but don't be shocked if they run the table. A win in one of those 2 games, especially the Bethlehem game, should be enough to seal the #1 seed in 4A East unless St. Agnes runs the table with 5 road wins in league play at BC, Concordia, SB, Minnehaha and DLS and a home win over SW Christian. Then the Aggies might have an argument, but they'd still have a worse record (by about 2 games) and the home head-head loss.


  1. CHOF has to get more consistent to go far. The game against Bethlehem Academy should tell us a lot. I suspect coach Scheeler will have them shooting about a milion freethrow tomorrow.

  2. Great win for CHOF. Jeff Wall should have been at this game as he has an interest in both teams.

  3. Czar,
    I find it humorous that you leave MTS out of the discussion for the #1 seed in 4A. We beat CHOF at CHOF. All three of our losses were on the road against bigger schools. We are undefeated in our section. You might not like our offense, or think our defense is not playoff ready but we will be a force come sections.

  4. Coach Miller, that's me being just plain stupid. No slight of MTS was intended. That's what I get for not being a writer. My sole intent was to say that a 7-1 CHOF finish with a win over Heritage or Bethlehem will give them a very strong case for the #1 seed so strong in fact that it would take a really strong finish by somebody (like Agnes running the table against a tough schedule) to stay in the discussion.

    MTS will have plenty to say, especially with a win at Roosevelt and a win at NLA. If you run the table, your case is strong regardless of what CHOF does. There are some tough games left and anything can happen. But for the record, unless MTS completely falls apart I can't see how they're any worse than the #2 seed.


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